Introduction to Knowledge For The Anthropocene [unknown]

Francisco Javier Carrillo
2021 Knowledge For The Anthropocene   unpublished
Why 'Knowledge for the Anthropocene'? How is this title relevant? Basically, it refers to how these two terms relate to each other. How we understand each of them on their own and then how a new relationship can be constructed between them. Such relationship can in turn set up new inter-determinacies, co-evolving in their subsequent understanding. The term Anthropocene was introduced to name the proposed geological epoch following the Holocene (Crutzen & Stoermer, 2000) . It is characterized by
more » ... an overwhelming mark of human activity on Earth so as to leave a geo-stratigraphical record (Zalasiewicz et al., 2010; Zalasiewicz et al., 2019) . While there is ongoing debate regarding the starting date of the Anthropocene, a favoured interpretation is to associate it to the 'Great Acceleration': the surge of human impact on Earth since the mid-20th century (Steffen, Broadgate et al., 2015; McNeill & Engelke, 2016) . Given the enormous significance of these facts and the observed and potential consequences for the Biosphere, the term has also been adopted to comprise its wider social, economic and cultural implications (
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